How to Drain Your Dehumidifier

There are three ways to drain your dehumidifier automatically

In a previous blog, we mentioned the impact of high humidity on human life. It can be seen that dehumidification is very important to our quality of life. We should actively use modern technological equipment-dehumidifiers to solve this problem. With the continuous advancement of science and technology, dehumidifiers have become more and more popular and have become essential furniture in modern families. Because they are very effective in preventing moisture, dust mites, mold and dust, they are also very beneficial to people with asthma, sinus congestion and heart disease. The dehumidifier can effectively absorb the humid air around, filter the moisture in the air, and then release the fresh air into the air.

So how does the dehumidifier drain water?
How can we use the discharged water scientifically and reasonably?

This article will answer you one by one in detail.

There are three ways to drain your dehumidifier automatically.

1.Use water tank to drain (manual drain)

This method is recommended when there is no drain hose. When the dehumidifier absorbs moisture, the water is collected in the drain bucket on the front of the dehumidifier. When the water tank reaches its maximum capacity, the water tank will automatically close and the indicator light will flash, and the compressor, fan and negative ion will stop running. But this method requires you to empty the water tank many times, which may be more laborious.

2.Gravity drainage using drainage hose (automatic drainage)

The job of the dehumidifier drain hose is basically to drain the water accumulated during the dehumidification process. A good dehumidifier usually has a special nozzle attached to its rear. An additional drain hose can be attached to this nozzle, effectively increasing the discharge distance of the dehumidifier.

Step 1: Cut off the power of the dehumidifier first to prevent electric shock
Step 2: Remove the bucket of the dehumidifier according to the instructions
Step 3: Unscrew the drain plug connected to the dehumidifier, push the hose into the connection groove of the dehumidifier and tighten the hose to prevent water leakage
Step 4: Lead the other end of the hose to a nearby floor drain, and the dehumidifier must be placed higher than the runoff area. Make sure that the drain is located below the drain of the equipment (because of gravity)
Step 5: Reinstall the water storage bucket and plug in the power supply

Note: If you need to use a garden hose, you can insert the garden hose into the outlet after the dehumidifier and insert the end of the garden hose into the hose connector.

3.Use pump

The pump is divided into an external condensate pump and a built-in condensate pump. Generally speaking, a built-in condensate pump is more convenient. The dehumidifier with pump can run automatically so you can be more worry-free.

Operation method: Find out the water outlet position on the back of the equipment: turn off the water cap counterclockwise, and then insert the water pipe into the drain. (It is recommended that the vertical drainage height does not exceed 5M). Then start the machine and press the “3S-PUMP” button at the same time, the pump on the indicator light is on, and the pump is empty. (Before starting the pump function, connect the water pipe to avoid wetting the floor.)
Note: When not in use for a long time, it is recommended to unscrew the water cap and clean it. To avoid wetting the floor when cleaning or taking over the water cover, please use a water cup to drain the water from the water outlet.

We recommend for you—Shinco dehumidifier

Shinco dehumidifiers are divided into 3 models: 30P, 50P, 70P

  • 【QUIET AND ENERGY-SAVING】- This Energy Star certified dehumidifier is fit to quickly and effectively absorb moisture with minimal energy consumption in medium to large rooms, without racking up your energy bill. Energy Star appliances are not just better for the environment, they also cost 30% less to operate compared to non-Energy Star appliances.
  • 【EASY TO USE】- Adjust to the ideal dehumidification setting, then let it run its continuous 24-hour cycle until the tank is full, it will automatically shut-off . If you don’t have time, you can choose continuous drainage mode. You can use the gravity drain hose connection to empty water into your sump pump or floor drain, eliminating the need to empty the collected water by hand every few hours.(Length of hose: 1.96ft)
  • 【SUPPORT】- Shinco offers 12-months warranty and free return or exchange within 30 days of order receipt. We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If there is any question, please don’t hesitaste to contact us, we will reply to you within 24 hours and help you solve the problems.
  • 【GREAT CONVENIENCE】- Quickly dry clothes with one button. If experience a power outage due to a storm, you do not want to have to go around resetting all of your appliances and electronic devices. Shinco dehumidifiers will revert back to their previous set. The LED screen visually shows current room humidity levels and your desired target humidity. You can change the fan speed, set a 2/4 hour sleep timer, auto defrost in low temperature environment. Easy to move, removable water reservoir.

Shinco dehumidifier data comparison table

Shinco 30 Pint DehumidifierShinco 50 Pint DehumidifierShinco 70 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump
Optimal Size Room0-1500 Sq.Ft1500-3000 Sq.Ft3000-5000 Sq.Ft
Dehumidification(2019 DOE Standard)24 Pints/Day35 Pints/Day50 Pints/Day
Dehumidification(2012 DOE Standard)30 Pints/Day50 Pints/Day70 Pints/Day
Dehumidification(MAX)60 Pints/Day90 Pints/Day120 Pints/Day
Bucket Capacity1.1 Gallon (4 Liter)1.1 Gallon (4 Liter)1.85 Gallon (7 Liter)
Auto Pump
Peak Air Flow Volume230m³/h230m³/h360m³/h
Wattage260W380W520W
Product Size13.5 x 9.4 x 20.1 in13.5 x 9.4 x 20.1 in14.9 x 10.5 x 24.2 in
Product Weight28.7 lbs33.1lbs43.0 lbs

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